Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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My last stop in this weekend was the town of Meissen, which is located northwest of Dresden. There's actually an S-Bahn line that links Dresden and Meissen together, which is how I went back to Dresden, but to get there, I actually used an infreq...

This was not an easy book to get into, I must admit. Nevertheless, I read it, slowly but surely, and at the end, I must say it is a great book to read if you are a fan of José Saramago. This early book of his centres around the lives of the Mau-Temp...

On Saturday, I was hiking in Bad Schandau and visiting the DDR-Museum in Pirna, both of which was southeast of Dresden. The day after, I headed the opposite direction, to the northwest. My first destination was Moritzburg, which is a town where a rat...

Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer who until recently, was for me, just an encyclopaedic entry. I haven't really had the chance to listen to his music, neither as a recording, nor performed live. I knew that he was well-known for one of...

After hiking in Bad Schandau, I still had quite a bit of time left during the afternoon before sunset. So I headed back toward Dresden, but I stopped in Pirna along the way. Fortunately, my transportation options were running on schedule: I first cau...

September found me several times in the Philharmonie, given that the Musikfest Berlin festival which features contemporary classical music was on-going. The second concert I attended was a chamber orchestra performance, consisting of two parts: the f...

On Saturday morning, I headed out of my hotel and onward to Dresden Main Station, as I needed to catch a suburban train that would head to the east. I took the S-Bahn which went all the way to the Czech border, as I wanted to go to Bad Schandau. This...